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Science Says These Are the Best Times to Learn and Create for Optimal Success

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Science Says These Are the Best Times to Learn and Create for Optimal Success
When you use your brain on perpetual overdrive, you're bound to hit productivity slumps where it feels like you're fresh out of new ideas. While there's no shortage of tricks and tips to hack your way to more innovative thinking, timing is everything, says sleep doctor Dr. Micheal Breus, author of The Power of When.

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The Best Time to Learn Something New

The Best Time to Learn Something New

Learning is generally most effective between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then again from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The lowest learning valley occurs between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.

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The Best Time To Make a Decision

We make the worst decisions late at night and first thing in the morning.

Save important decisions for when you feel most alert, generally within one to three hours after waking up.

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The Best Time To Brainstorm

Research has found that people are at their least creative between 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

When you're slightly tired and easily distracted, your right and left brain communicate, which can trigger new connections.

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The Best Time to Ask for Money

Friday afternoon is the best time to ask for money because people are generally in a good mood.

Avoid Monday mornings when people are the most stressed and grumpy.

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The Science of Sleep

The average adult spends 36 % (or about one-third) of his or her life asleep.

Purpose of Sleep:

  • Restoration
  • Memory Consolidation
  • Metabolic Health

Restoration

The first purpose of sleep is restoration.

Every day, your brain accumulates metabolic waste as it goes about its normal neural activities. Sleeping restores the brains healthy condition by removing these waste products. Accumulation of these waste products has been linked to many brain-related disorders.

Memory Consolidation

The second purpose of sleep is memory consolidation.

Sleep is crucial for memory consolidation, which is responsible for your long term memories. Insufficient or fragmented sleep can hamper your ability to remember facts and feelings/emotions.

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4 Types of Sleeper based on Chronotype

  • Bear:  good sleepers with internal body clock that tracks the rise & fall of the sun. 50% of the population. 
  • Wolf: people who prefer to stay up late. 15-20% of the population.
  • Lion:  classic morning people. You read about them in all the productivity articles. 15-20% of the population.
  • Dolphin: light sleepers, who frequently get diagnosed with insomnia. 10% of the population. 

The Circadian Rhythm

The Circadian Rhythm
  • The circadian rhythm is what we call our body's masterclock. It is the timekeeper of the body which keeps the cells in our body running smoothly, helps fights against ch...

Healthy Circadian Rhythm

Healthy circadian rhythms rely on regularity and stability— for the timing of light, the timing of exercise, and the timing of meals.

Our bodies are accustomed to the exposure of light and darkness on a regular basis. The circadian rhythm is reset on a daily basis and it is the one that determines the healthiness of our cellular health and sleeping patterns.

The Impact of Circadian Rhythms to Our Health

  • We slowly deteriorate our health whenever we disrupt the natural cycle of our circadian rhythm. It becomes disrupted with every late nights, irregular meal times, and using our phones in the middle of the night.
  • Extreme circadian instability is what happens when we do not take care of our internal clock. It often leads to a bunch of chronic health problems such as impaired immune function, obesity, and some forms of cancer.
  • The key to reduce the risk of health problems, stability is needed.